### German Braille Mathematics

### The Formal Name of the Braille Code

Das System der Mathematikschrift in der Deutschen Brailleschrift.

This braille math system was agreed to in 2013 and published in 2015. The German braille mathematics code is the first comprehensive system in the world, and it is possible to see its influence in many other codes.

#### Data Entry Considerations

To use the German mathematics translator, you must use the **math** style in DBT. Depending on your data entry method, this may be done for you. For example, all LaTeX files show the distinction between text and math, and you can scan math equations with Inftyreader (OCR software) to produce your LaTeX file. As DBT imports the LaTeX file into DBT, it applies the **math** style to the technical notation for you, simplifying the process.

#### Working Directly in DBT

To enter your math when working directly in DBT, for a section consisting mostly of technical notation, highlight the entire section, press F8 to apply a style and select **math** for the style. If there is a text passage within that section that would not work well in a math translator, you can apply to it the style, **math-TextInMath**. Note that both the start and end style markers of **math-TextInMath** must be enclosed within the **math** style. Failure to do so may cause DBT to get lost in the translation (i.e. to do unexpected things).

#### DBT Templates

These DBT Templates all use the German mathematics braille translator: